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Sankarea OVA

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Synonyms: Sankarea Episodes 00 & 14
Japanese: さんかれあ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 2012 to Nov 9, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.341 (scored by 35,559 users)
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Ranked: #22562
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Popularity: #1192
Members: 63,139
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Two OVA episodes are bundled as DVDs with each of volumes 6 and 7 of the manga.

The first OVA is a prequel story written by the manga's author. Before the beginning of the main story, Rea and Chihiro have already met at a certain place: an outdoor hot-spring bath.

The second OVA takes place after the series (effectively episode 14). The Furuya family finds a mysterious young girl hiding under the household temple.


Episode 13 is bundled with the final blu-ray release.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sanka, Aria
Asano, Mayumi
Kanemitsu, Nobuaki
Furuya, Doon
Ogino, Seiro
Kuwashima, Houko
Sanka, Danichirou
Ishizuka, Unshou


Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance

Edit Opening Theme

"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

Edit Ending Theme

"Above your hand" by Annabel

More reviewsReviews

Nov 11, 2012
zahodnik_miensk (All reviews)
So, I watched both OVA's and now can write a review on it.
In short: the first is about Chihiro and how he had found a book about resurrection; the second is about Aria and her strange dream (I can't write what was this dream about because it will be a great spoiler for you; for same reason I'm not writing who is Chihiro&Aria).

First OVA is like a prequel for the TV series. If you didn't watched "Sankarea" yet, I strongly recommend you to start with this OVA -- you'll free from several question and won't say "WTF?!" after the first TV ep. 10/10.
Second is so read more
Oct 31, 2016
Mikayrawrrz (All reviews)
If you haven't watched Sankarea yet, definitely watch the first OVA, (Episode 00), before you do. Being the prequel, it'll answer some questions you have.

Episode 00 is about 17 months earlier. Chihiro is telling a story, about memories, mostly in his perspective but also some is in Rea's. You see some more about Rea's odd relationship with her father and her mother. Chihiro goes on a holiday with his family and Ranko tags along. So you learn more about their history, too.

The second OVA, Episode 14, is best to watch after the series, as that's it's proper place. A weird girl appears under the read more


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